Sep 24, 2020 - Sale 2546

Sale 2546 - Lot 315

Price Realized: $ 4,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1768.) José Antonio Alzate y Ramírez; editor. Diario literario de Mexico. 8 weekly 8-page issues (#3 being 12 pages) in one volume--all issued. 4to, modern boards; restoration in margins with minimal loss of text, minor dampstaining on top edge. Mexico: Bibliotheca Mexicana, 12 March to 10 May 1768

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This could be considered the first scientific and philosophical periodical in Mexico. It was suppressed after these first 8 issues. Highlights include "Breve Descripcion de Sonora" in #4 and "Memoria sobre el Beneficio, y Cultivo del Cacao" in #7. "The earliest work edited by this celebrated savant, and of much rarity"--Sabin 48426. Medina, Mexico 5195; Palau 10127. Only one set known at auction in the past hundred years, in Swann's November 2014 Mathes sale, lot 379.